A mom in Ohio was beaten to death and now the man police say is responsible for the fatal attack claims he is not guilty.
WOIO reported that Calvin Nettles, 48, who also goes by Gregory Martin and several other aliases, was charged with aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault in connection to the death of Carly Capek.
Nettles was in court Sept. 20 in Cleveland, where he pleaded not guilty. He is being held on $1 million bond.
"On September 6th 2022, my sister Carly was taken from us by a senseless act of violence. She was a good person with a great heart. She did not deserve the fate she was dealt," Marlina Rodriguez, Capek's sister, posted on a GoFundMe page she organized.
According to WOIO, Cleveland police said Capek, who had four children, was found deceased in a West 78th Street home on Sept. 6.
WOIO reported that Nettles allegedly beat Capek and threw her around a room like a rag doll.
“He really really brutalized your sister. He did. I heard exactly what he did to her. She didn’t deserve that. I just keep thinking that she was scared, she was hurt and she was alone and this man was doing this to her and there was nothing he could do about it.” said Rodriguez told WOIO.
According to the outlet, neighbors said Capek tried to climb out a window but was pulled back in by Nettles. An Uber driver also tried to help her out the window.
Police have not released a motive in the alleged attack.
Nettles' next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 27.